Farhood Farjah M.D.

Farhood Farjah M.D.
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  • Airway and esophageal endoscopy
  • Cancer care (chest wall)
  • Epidemiology
  • Esophageal cancer care
  • Esophageal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma cancer care
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pulmonary and respiratory disease care
  • Robotic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery


Farhood Farjah, M.D., M.S., is a thoracic surgeon, health services researcher, UW associate professor of surgery and associate medical director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).

Patients seek out specialists for various reasons—symptoms, a diagnosis, a cure, advice on further testing, a first, second, or even third opinion, specialized treatment, follow-up care, palliation, and hope. Dr. Farjah is committed to understanding patients’ goals and helping them achieve them.

Dr. Farjah trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the UW. His clinical expertise includes management of lung and esophageal cancer, pleural mesothelioma and any other malignancy that involves the chest and may be amenable to surgical intervention. Dr. Farjah is also committed to teaching individuals who are enthusiastic about patient care and science. He is involved in the career development and promotion of undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents and fellows.

Patient Care Philosophy

Clinical Interests

Research Interests


Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Surgery Residency 2010
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship 2012
Oregon Health & Science University Medical education 2002
UW - Dept. of Surgery Residency 2005
UW - School of Public Health Master Public Health 2007
UW - Dept. of Surgery Fellowship 2008

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Surgery Surgery 2010
American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery 2013